Dictionary of American criminal justice : key terms and major supreme Court cases /

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Author / Creator:Champion, Dean J.
Imprint:Chicago : Fitzroy Dearborn Publishers, 1998.
Description:vi, 349 p. ; 25 cm.
Subject:Criminal justice, Administration of -- United States -- Dictionaries.
Criminal justice, Administration of.
United States.
Format: Print Book
URL for this record:http://pi.lib.uchicago.edu/1001/cat/bib/3402906
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Notes:Includes index.
Summary:The Dictionary of American criminal justice, key terms and major Supreme Court cases will be useful to every student and researcher of American criminal justice system.
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Champion's book addresses two reference needs of any library collection: the first half is an up-to-date dictionary of terms used in the criminal justice field, the remainder an annotated alphabetic compilation of important US Supreme Court cases addressing criminal justice. Each annotation provides the pertinent legal citations to the text of the decision (including date), the criminal justice subject category into which the decision falls, and a paragraph summarizing the case's facts and judicial ruling. A subject index of cases follows, guiding readers to other cases of interest. Not included is a defendant-plaintiff table, which would have helped locate cases in which only the name of the last party in the citation is known. An excellent work, important for reference collections in all libraries. M. A. Allan; New Mexico State University

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